A racist man allegedly sat on a woman’s thigh, then accused her of going on a “Kanye West” rant before spitting on her and assaulting her. He was arrested by New York police officers over the weekend.
The man was apprehended thanks to a photo the victim took of him prior to the alleged assault, reported New York Daily News
The September 12 altercation happened on the E subway train during the evening rush hour. According to Gothamist, the NYPD said Abel Adames, 38, “encroached” on the victim when he sat down next to her, which happens regularly on the overcrowded trains.
According to NYPD, when the victim, a 34-year-old black woman, asked him to move for a moment so she could “readjust herself,” he Adames lost it.
He reportedly yelled, “Just because you’re African American, you think you can go on your Kanye West rant, you black b—-h.”
When she got up to leave the train, Adames allegedly spit at the back of her head, so the victim “grabbed his backpack to try to stop him, and he then spit in her face and punched her in the shoulder,” before jumping back onto the train.
The woman said she was in pain, but refused medical assistance.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)